People Do It Differently; Mobile Workplace Offers Access to Business Applications for Handheld and Wireless Devices

SAP AG (NYSE:SAP), the leading provider of inter-enterprise software solutions, today announced the availability of a broad range of business applications for handheld and wireless Internet devices.

From customer relationship management and supply chain management to business intelligence and e-business, SAP is the first to enable its customers to carry the power of the enterprise in their shirt pocket and conduct business from virtually any location with unmatched integration into existing and evolving business processes.

The Mobile Workplace is a central navigation tool for accessing information, services and applications that a user needs while on the go. By providing a workplace for a broad range of mobile devices, SAP enables its customers to extend their information reach beyond traditional office walls. Customers are already leveraging applications for mobile devices such as SAP(TM) Mobile Sales and SAP Mobile Service in addition to the SAP Supply Chain solution for radio-frequency devices. Other applications available through the Mobile Workplace include the SAP Business Information Warehouse(TM) (SAP BW(TM)), SAP Travel Management, and industry-specific components for Banking, Service Providers and Utilities.

Schenker AG, a leading international provider of logistics and transport services via land, air and sea, is using the Mobile Workplace to access the SAP Supply Chain solution. The company wanted to equip its employees with mobile tools to leverage the necessary applications and services to improve its overall efficiency levels with customers, partners and suppliers. The goal is improved customer service, greater visibility into its supply chain and support for a paperless environment.

"Naturally, we wanted to improve Schenker's customer satisfaction and increase our profits at the same time," said Werner Habryka, vice president of logistics at Schenker AG. "Using a wireless supply chain solution through has allowed us to meet and exceed our business goals: reducing overall lead times, improving customer service and realizing a 99 percent accuracy rate in operational processes."

The Mobile Workplace enables dynamic, synchronized access to the entire SAP ecosystem as well as non-SAP systems and applications through the support of multiple technologies such as radio frequency, HTML, WML and XML. The Internet-Business Framework architecture provides a standardized infrastructure that supports the hardware, middleware and connectivity requirements of mobile and wireless business solutions and enables seamless communication throughout today's heterogeneous and geographically dispersed enterprise infrastructure.

With mobile technology from SAP, customers can harness the power of the Internet instantly through a pocket-sized device and gain a crucial competitive advantage. SAP works closely with its partners and customers to provide solutions that address the dynamic needs of its customers today and in the future.

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